NEW YORK (AP) — Here's the realization Naomi Osaka came to, gradually and only recently: If other people think a lot of her, she probably should, too.
“Hearing a little kid telling me that I'm their favorite player or I'm a role model, instinctively the first thought in my mind is, like, ‘Why?’” Osaka explained as Monday turned to Tuesday after a successful start to her U.S.
NEW YORK (AP) — A glance at the U.S. Open, the last Grand Slam tennis tournament of 2021:
Novak Djokovic will begin his bid to win the U.S. Open for a men's-record 21st major tennis championship and to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam by facing a player who comes through qualifying.
PRAGUE (AP) — French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova advanced to the second round of the Prague Open by beating qualifier Isabella Shinikova 6-2, 6-3 on Tuesday.
The second-seeded Krejcikova, who is warming up for the Tokyo Olympics at this hard-court tournament in her home country, will next face unseeded Ysaline Bonaventure after the Belgian eliminated Naiktha Bains 6-3, 6-2.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — The four quarterfinals at the Birmingham grass-court tournament were canceled due to rain on Friday.
Two Czech players are scheduled to compete, with eighth-seeded Marie Bouzkova facing CoCo Vandeweghe of the United States, and Tereza Martincova taking on fourth-seeded Daria Kasatkina of Russia.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Former top 10 player CoCo Vandeweghe continued her resurgence on Wednesday, rallying to defeat Australian Ajla Tomljanovic 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 at the Birmingham grass-court tournament.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Former top 10 player CoCo Vandeweghe earned her first tour-level main-draw victory in nearly two years by beating Kristyna Pliskova 6-4, 7-6 (1) on Monday with the help of 13 aces at the Birmingham grass-court tournament.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Marie Bouzkova expected some adjustments for her first tennis tournament in nearly six months...
TORONTO (AP) — Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup semifinals, beating soon-to-be-top-ranked Naomi Osaka of Japan 6-3, 6-4 Friday night in a rematch of their U.S. Open final.
Williams faced Osaka for the first time since losing to her in a contentious 2018 U.S.